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6 Italian Dances

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Price £9.50

Arranged for string quartet in the 1920s by English composer, Peter Warlock, these 16th-century dances lend themselves to the quartet medium, offering effective and accessible repertoire for the intermediate quartet. Each dance is short and full of character, with optional repeats and no dynamics, leaving scope for each quartet to personalise the music and create a unique interpretation and performance.

"This is a welcome addition to ensemble repertoire at this level. The parts provided include a violin 3 substitute for the viola, although slightly confusingly, the carefully thought out alterations to the notes are not indicated in the score. There are no editorial dynamics, bowings or fingerings, although there are phrase marks, so teachers may need to put a little thought into the parts. Nothing goes beyond first position, but a variety of finger patterns are required as various keys are encountered." [ESTA News & Views]

Also available for double bass (or cello) quartet (RM235).


  • El Saltarello
  • La Gamba
  • La Manfrolina
  • Le Forze d'Hercole
  • Paduana del re
  • Zorzi

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Cat No. RMS109
Price £9.50
ComposerPeter Warlock
EditorDavid Heyes
CategoryString Quartet
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level4 - 5
ISMN 979-0-57045-809-7
EAN-13 9790570458097
Weight 85 grams
Published 19th July 2009
Availability 4 in stock
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RM127  Mary Ann Calder
RM399  Chinese Galop Op.20
RMS501  Elegy Op.58
RMS503  Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
RMS505  Paragon Rag